Women's March Youth Empower 2019 Cohort Application

Welcome to the application process for the Women's March Youth Empower 2019 Cohort.

This application is open to any activist between the ages of 15-25 living in the U.S.
Women's March Youth Empower is a group of young activists who are the national youth voices of Women's March. The 2019 Cohort will take on this role for the calendar year Jan 1, 2019-Dec 31, 2019 (to see examples of work that our 2018 Cohort has led, go to youthempower.com). This work includes leading the work of youth for our 3rd Anniversary Women's March On Washington, #WomensWave. Members will work with the Youth Director and Executive Advisors on crafting campaigns that empower youth nationally. Campaigns will be in line with the Women's March Unity Principles and applicable to and led by youth (you!).

Members will be assigned a 1:1 mentor for the duration of the year to provide support and help them grow as impactful change-makers.

Join a team of young change-makers from across the country and be the youth voice of Women's March
Receive 1:1 mentorship on becoming a more effective organizer/activist
Utilize the national Youth Empower platform to further individual issue-based work
Participate in impactful campaigns that make change and reach youth from all over the world

One or more years experience organizing within the social justice space with a critical analysis of intersectionality
Experience working as part of a team
Experience leading school groups/clubs/organizations
Experience with community-based organizing a plus

Engage in critical analysis of current issues and political engagement
Attend biweekly planning phone meetings every other Monday at 9pm ET
Participate in the leading and planning of campaigns, including but not limited to picking, creating and leading organizing committees
Commit to a path of enrichment in partnership with the assigned mentor
Ability to function within tight deadlines, as related to the needs of a campaign
Must be a good communicator
Within reason, a member's full participation is required for the duration of the year (with considerations and notice around finals time, new semesters, etc)
A minimum of 5 hours per week

APPLICATION PERIOD-Oct 1-Nov 12, 2018 11:59pm ET

Fill out this application form and submit.

After you fill out this application, please email a clear picture (can be a phone picture) of yourself to youth@womensmarch.com. The email subject must be {Your Name, 2019 YE Application Picture).

We, unfortunately, won't be able to process incomplete applications. A completed application includes the completion of this form and an email with your picture.

If you are selected for the pre-screening, an in-person interview is required. If you are not based in NYC, a Skype interview will be conducted.

The 2019 Women's March Youth Empower Cohort will be announced on December 14.

Thank you!

Email address *
Name (first name and last name) *
Age *
City *
State *
Twitter handle
Instagram handle
Your bio- Tell us about yourself and the work that you do (100 words or less). *
Why do you think you would be a good fit for the Youth Empower team (250 words)? *
What issues do you focus on with your organizing work (multi-issue work is also an option here)? *
Describe a dream project empowering youth that you would want to work on and what you would need to make it happen. *
Recommendation 1 Name *
Relationship to Recommendation 1 *
Recommendation 1 Phone *
Recommendation 1 Email Address *
Recommendation 2 Name *
Relationship to Recommendation 2 *
Recommendation 2 Phone *
Recommendation 2 Email Address *
Please specify the type of organizing work you have experience with. *
Do you currently work with any organizations? If so, please explain. *
Do you know anyone on the Women's March National Staff or Team or any local state chapters? If so, what is their name and email address? (priority is not given based on the answer to this question) *
How did you hear about this program? *
"I am able to commit to Women's March Youth Empower for the duration of the 2019 calendar year"
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